The IPBA Publications Committee is in charge of the publication of the IPBA Journal, IPBA's quarterly printed magazine.
Articles for the Journal are written exclusively by members of the IPBA. Each issue features a theme that is timely and relevant, with perspectives presented by members from various jurisdictions. Readers can also learn about professional and personal news regarding other IPBA members in the Members' Notes section of the Journal.
The IPBA Publications Committee is seeking articles and Members' Notes for the March 2024 IPBA Journal.
The theme for the March 2024 issue is:
Law Firm Management - Steering the Ship in Stormy Waters
The deadline for submissions is
Wednesday, 21 February 2024
The scope of the article should cover issues regarding law firm/legal practice management in difficult times where the business of running a law firm/legal practice is being proven to be challenging due to the downturn in economy, increase in competition, increase in costs, high staff turn-over, and so on.
A law firm/legal practice is a professional services organisation, but it’s also a business. Contemporary law office management comprises all the business processes that keep the firm operating and presents many challenges, such as balancing client needs, finances, marketing, business development HR, and more. It can be overwhelming for even the most experienced lawyers. In a rapidly changing legal environment which demands our focused attention and adaptability, how do we effectively manage a law firm/legal practice? Should partners "manage" or "lead" a firm? How should law firms innovate? What technology should we adapt? What are the latest trends in running a law firm? How can we recruit and retain good staff? These are some questions (and others) which we seek to address in this issue.
A. Articles with a focus on the theme will be accepted for consideration. Requirements for publication of an article in the IPBA Journal are:
B. Members' Notes: Requirements for publication in the "Members' Notes" section of the IPBA Journal:
All submissions should be sent to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Publications Committee, shown below.